Nut butter spreads recalled over possible link to salmonella illnesses


If you buy alternatives to peanut butter, listen up!

An Oregon company has issued a recall for 12 types of nut butter, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The recall came after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began investigating 11 salmonella-related illnesses in nine different states that may be linked to the nut butter spreads.

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JEM Raw Chocolate LLC issued a recall of its full line of nut butters, including the Raw Organics line, according to the FDA.

“We are taking these steps because consumer safety is our top priority,” Jen Monroe, co-founder and CEO of the company said. “As a health food company, our customer’s health is our number one priority. Although no JEM Raw products have tested positive for Salmonella, we feel strongly that issuing a voluntary recall is the right thing to do. JEM is working closely with the [health agencies] to determine the root cause of the outbreak.”

Details about the recalled products

The recalled products were sold and distributed across the U.S. between June 2015 and November 2015 — at retail stores and through online orders. 

The company said it will work with customers to replace the spreads, and if you have one of the recalled products, you should throw it out immediately.

Below is a list of the products that have been recalled:

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